Community Alert

Upcoming Meetings:
 Clark/Diversey and Lincoln Avenue Plans

Thanksgiving Office Closures
Dear Neighbor:

A burglary has been reported that occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2016 on the 1800 block of North Mohawk.  Items were stolen, but surveillance cameras were able to capture images of the suspects and their car.

Detectives are seeking to identify two male blacks, approximately 25-35 years old,  5'09" to 6'00", and driving a black Nissan 2 door coupe as pictured below.

1800 Mohawk

1800 Mohawk

If you recognize or see these individuals or the car, please call 911.  If you have 
any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives - Area Central at  (312) 747-8382, case number  HZ524109.

In this holiday season, please make sure:
  • That you have a secure deadbolt
  • Always lock your doors and windows
  • Try to have a secure place to receive packages
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, call 911 and give the information to the police

Community Meeting Regarding Clark/Diversey

Please join the Park West Community Association (PWCA) and my office at a community meeting to review the proposed redevelopment of 2739-2747 N. Clark Street / 613-629 W. Diversey Parkway, the former Vitamin Shop and adjoining property on Diversey.  We will  monitor the discussion, take notes and record your    feedback.

WHAT: Proposed Redevelopment of 2739-2747 N. Clark St. / 613-629 W. Diversey Pkwy

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and Park West Community Association

WHEN: Monday, November 28th at 6:00 pm

WHERE: 2747 N Clark Street (former Vitamin Shop)

The site is three (3) separate parcels containing a combined total of approximately 19,000 square feet of retail space, with a mixture of one and two-story structures. The applicant is proposing a two-story retail structure containing six (6) tenant spaces and 30,000 square feet of commercial space.

The current zoning designation of the parcel is B1-2, and the applicant is seeking a temporary zoning change to a C2-2 classification to construct the new building and preserve existing signage rights that are "grandfathered." 

I hope you attend to engage in a direct dialogue with the development team, gain a better understanding of this proposal and obtain answers to any questions the community may have.

Lincoln Avenue Corridor Plan Community Open House

Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) on Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue for a community open house to review Lincoln Avenue Corridor Plan recommendations provided by The Lakota Group, Goodman Williams Group and Sam Schwartz Engineering. The Lakota Group will present a 15 minute presentation starting at 6:15 PM.

The evening will start with a brief presentation highlighting the Lincoln Avenue Corridor's current challenges and their recommendations on how to address these issues.

Attendees are invited to give their input on the preliminary  planning concepts, designs and ideas to help develop priorities for the Corridor's future.

RSVP's are requested by Monday, November 28th. For additional information or questions, please contact Frank Kryzak, Director of Community Development for the LPCC.

Thanksgiving Office Closure

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the 43rd Ward office will close early at 1 :00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd . We will re-open at  9:00 AM on Monday, November 28th .

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during that time or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

Garbage Pickup During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Garbage pick-up schedules will be modified for the Thanksgiving holiday. Crews will be working 10 hour days as there will be no pickup on Thursday. Please have your cans accessible all week. 

When bagging leaves don't forget to call 311 and report the number of bags you will be placing by your garbage and please report if you have curbside pick-up.
Annual Turkey Trot Closure on Cannon

On  Thursday, November 24, 2016 from  5 AM - 1:30 PM,  Cannon Drive from  Fullerton to Diversey will be closed to all vehicular traffic due to the Turkey Day Chicago Run.

The #76  Diversey bus will also be rerouted:

  • Regular route to Diversey/Sheridan, (turn Left) 
  • North on Sheridan to Belmont, (turn Right)
  • East on Belmont to Lake Shore Drive West, (turn Right)
  • South on Lake Shore Drive West to Diversey
  • South on Lake Shore Drive West to Diversey, (turn Right) 
  • West on Diversey to Diversey/Sheridan, 
  • West on Diversey over the regular route
Final Days to Apply for the Chicago Property Tax Rebate

Eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for the  City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate   at any of these  26 neighborhood locations ,   including City Hall,  now through Wednesday, November 30th

Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. Review this previous newsletter for further information  and visit the city's webpage on the Chicago Property Tax Rebate to see if you qualify. 

Holiday Happenings

Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Check out the holiday happenings here.

Start the shopping season by buying local at our great shops on Clark Street, Armitage, Halsted, and Webster.   Here are some to check out.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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